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and a war of words of wives on the campaign trail. how low will it go next. "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. wednesday night, jim's off, i'm rick williams. in the big story on "action news" tonight, a viral video that is so violent it's prompted threats of vigilante justice from a south jersey community.
we readi iedited and warm you i graphic. apparently an m.m.a. fighter assaulting a juvenile. >> the video posted on facebook over 24 hours ago shared 38,000 times and over 18,500 comments. it is graphic video and utterly disturbing charges. >> the video taken in new jersey was posted on facebook and immediately went viral. a man identified as a practitioner of martial arts beating a juvenile to a pulp. and since it was posted phones are ringing off the hook.
>> it took me back. shocked to be watching what appeared to be a juvenile assaultled for no reason at all. >> are you going to the cops? >> police identified people in the video and made contact with them. saying the juvenile is ok and not related to the assailant. >> we made certain they will not see each other, are not going to come together, have any interaction between the two. >> we went to the man's home, no one was answering the door. some teenagers who saw the video on facebook went looking for him out remained. >> looking at the kid he was hitting, the kid was defenseless. >> they shouldn't be doing that to a little kid. >> people are going to be at this guy's house. >> everyone wants their hands on him? >> pretty much. >> the police on their facebook page urging people not to take
matters no their own hands. and want to make sure that the juvenile is safe and when the investigation is complete will take appropriate action. >> dann, thank you. the manhunt for the fugitive terrorist in brussels, we learn more about his suicide bombers accomplices. the authorities were warned about one of the attackers and the dangerous threat he positived to europe, but red flags were seemingly missed. and the latest from the shrine in brussels. >> good evening, rick. tonight at the highest threat level the authorities identified three of the four attackers and now a race against time to find the last man. >> with one dangerous terror suspect still on the run, police are chasing every lead more than 36 hours after those deadly attacks. >> turkey detained one of the brussels bombers on the syrian border last year. but then deported him, according
to the turkish president, he slipped through europe making his way to belgium. so far, belgian sources identify one of the you -- suicide bombers as this man the bombmaker, najim laachraoui and they identified brothers, ibrahim and khalid el bakraoui. and ibrahim killed in the attack and left this message -- >> i don't know what to do. people are looking for me everywhere. if i give myself up i will end up in the cell. >> thes brothers had criminal records and the authorities say the focus is tracking down this fugitive who the authorities say left behind the most powerful bag of explosives at the airport which fortunately only detonated after the bomb squad arrived. as for the victims, tributes and prayers continue across the
country and around the world. president obama weighing in from argentina. >> you do not have power over us. we are strong, our values are right. you offer nothing except death. >> outside in a trash can on the street, investigators found one bomber's computer. on it a last will, talking about being in a rush and not knowing what to do. in brussels for channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and stay with "action news" for the latest on the terror attacks in belgium. the morning team will have overnight developments beginning at 4:30 a.m. other news, the investigation continues into a double murder in the city's frankfurt section. two 30-year-old men shot multiple times in a home on pratt street. both unidentified men rushed to temple university hospital where they both died. authorities found a number of guns at the scene, but it is not yet clear if they were related to the killings.
the search continues for suspects. within the span everyone hour tonight the philadelphia police also called to the scene of at least three shootings and one stabbing. it culminated with a shoot-out on the city streets. as bullets pierced children's play equipment, "action news" reporter christie alletto live at southwest detectives with the details. >> rick, in broad daylight on a busy street filled with children where this could have easily, they easily could have been caught in the cross-fire. and the police know who one of the gunmen is but need the public's help on who returned fire. >> pop, pop, pop, pop. >> 11 shots fired from two separate guns in broad daylight, all unfolding on this porch. >> and my location has been shot. >> and we just got a shooter. >> and the gunman comes up to the street in a winter jacket
with a mask on. and the hand gun. and he fires and they fire back. >> we don't know who -- >> no, when i came up here. i heard the gunshot i was laying down in here. i waited for them to shot shooting and looked out the window. >> annie says her great grandchildren were down the street riding bike, but the baseball shows the scars from the afternoon violence. >> that's where the bullet hit the basketball. >> our children were out here all day every day. and to come home to this is not one, it's not fair. >> the detectives say the mask gunman was critically injured but managed to dump the gun and flag down an officer for help. right now no one has come forward to help the police identify who the gunman was shooting at, or who shot him. >> and firing guns on public streets in the midafternoon is unacceptable and can't be tolerated. >> and taken to the presbyterian
hospital and anyone with information about the men on the porch are asked to contact the police. >> thank you. fire forced residents out of an apartment building in newark, delaware tonight. flames broke out about 9:30 here. and the blaze started on the third floor and spread to the roof. firefighters got the upper hand in about a half-hour and no one was injured, but two cats did not survive the smoke. investigators are trying to figure out who the woman was whose skeletal remains were found in this vacant lot in philadelphia's tioga section and how she died. was it murder or something else? her bones were under a blue tarp last night. and cyst -- going through the scene they found a nike sneaker and head scarf.
the disrecovery of a skull launching an investigation in a wood area near arizona and old tom's river road. the death does not appear to be recent. they are now reviewing various missing person's reports to see if they can hopefully make a match. a delaware music teacher behind bars accused of sending sexually-explicit videos and text. the state troopers arrested nicole veneroso this afternoon. she worked at everett meredith middle school in middletown. they say that veneroso has been played on administrative lead when they learned of the allegations in january. tonight she has been fired. meanwhile, berks county bus driver accused of inappropriat inappropriately touching two young girls. a girl said that arthur fick touched her several times when she was in fifth grade.
last month they learned of another student saying she was assaulted in pre-school. and the bail set at $25,000. the police are asking any other possible victims to now come forward. no signature but no veto either. pennsylvania governor follow wolf allowing a republican-backed budget to become law on sunday. the nearly 9-month partisan impass and it comes with a 3% spending increase and $300 million to cash-strapped schools, only half of what the governor was seeking. saying the budget is not balanced but now the legislature can get back to work for the next fiscal year. >> we cannot afford a budget that does not provide the thing that pennsylvanians need from their government. let's be honest with ourselves and the people we serve, and let's create a responsible budget in 2016 and move on. >> wolf has already proposed a $33.3 billion spending plan that
would take effect in july. seven alleged members of the so-called felony lane gang in court. seven accused of targeting gyms, daycare centers and other places where people may leave purses in their cars. the male gang members stole driver's license, debit cards and checks, and the female members used disguises to fool tellers at banks. the police arrested the group after a high-speed chase on the schuylkill expressway. in atlantic city casino employees rolled the dice hoping an organized protest outside of the taj mahal would finally yield some results. union members picketed outside of the trump taj mahal wanting health benefits and pensions restored after they were cut by the previous owner when the taj went bankrupt. the new owner, the billionaire ikon took over this month but
has his own disagreements. protesting plans by new jersey officials to expand the casinos to north jersey fearing it will destroy what is left of atlantic city. and getting federal funding for our nasty january snowstorm after president barack obama issued a disaster declaration today. and you remember the storm, berks county, bucks, lehigh, eligible for disaster relief. and salute to the graduates of the police academy serving in burlington, camden, gloucester counties and the fish and wildlife. and tonight's graduation ceremony was held and in addition to diplomas, awards for academics and other things. and a star-studded red
carpet outside of the theater in north philadelphia. ice cube in town for a special screening of "barber shop: the next cut" also staring cedric the entertainer, and ice cube says it is fun but tackles serious topics. >> it is one of those rare movies where the reality and, you know, filli in-- film-makin kinds of blends. >> opens in theaters april 15. and still to come on "action news" tonight, the war of words over the wives of the republican presidential contenders. plus it takes two. president obama cuts a rug on his south american trip tonight. and the wildcats in kentucky. on the ground with villanova on the eve of the sweet 16. and the battle of the southerly winds to the northerly winds. just to the north and sinking to
♪ presidential politics tonight, another war of words between the leading republican candidates this time involving the wife. and the trump superpack picked this picture, and that he said he would spill the beans will cruz's life and terrorism, sake that -- saying he would be open to using nuclear weapons as a last we sort. and hillary clinton targeting trump saying he would make the world more dangerous. and saying we need allies, and nato is one of the best
investments that america paid. and the count after last night's primary areas and caucuses, trump with his lead with 739 delegates of the 1237 needed for the nomination. that is after he won arizona last night. and ted cruz winning utah with 465. hillary clinton pulling away as the practicic front-runner although sanders won two of three contests last night, winning utah and idaho. and hillary clinton won arizona. and president obama in argentina, and earlier in a town hall meeting answering questions about american democracy to presidential candidate donald trump. and then on to the dinner with the argentine president. and it was at the presidential palace. ♪
and this is not "dancing with the stars," the president kicked up his heels during the dinner dancing what else, the tango. he and the first lady coached on to the floor by some of the dancers. no judges there, but we would give them both a 10. a mystery nearly a century old solved tonight. the u.s. navy announces the discovery of a tugboat disappearing in 1921 with 56 men aboard. the uss conestoga on route and never arrived. the only clue that turned up was a battered life boat off the mexico coast. despite searching no wreckage found. and today the boat was found off the coast of san francisco. a cast and characters in bucks county for the celebration of purim. clowns, a cat in the hat and a few minions and dozens of
families on hand to mark the festival. purim one of the most joyous holidays on the jewish calendar and dressing up part of the fun. commemorating a time when the jewish were saved from extermination. and broomall the force strong for this festival. the theme was "star wars," even a few jedis and a stormtrooper or two. and it was ok to come as yourself, especially in yourself was a princess. and now the prince -- not really. >> get it right. >> adam joseph. >> you're fired, get out of here. >> and now a check of the forecast. >> the forecast stays warm most of the day tomorrow, and a little wet friday morning and a nice easter weekend. and double scan radar, it is crystal clear out there now, not finding anything on the radar scope. as we go live on sky 6, atlantic
city looking at the boardwalk, north board toward the pier pretty dark there. give it a couple of months, that's when memorial day will be around and that place will be packed. and the number in philadelphia the high 73 degrees, which was set at 3:59 p.m. the low, 48 degrees. well above the normals of 55 and 36 degrees. now your sunrise before 7:00 a.m. by one minute, and the sunsetting at 7:17. 19 days from now the home opener of our phillies. feeling like spring we want to think warm. and now three months away from the official start of the summer season. looking at the numbers, it varies depending on your location. we have that southerly wind. the ocean is 47, it pulls the numbers back into the mid and upper 40s for the shore, also
including millville. and heading inland to the i-95 area, temperatures in mid to upper 50s and the lehigh valley a bit cooler. and a front to the north here this is the dividing line of winter-like air to the north, spring-like air to the south. and it is associated low pressure bringing severe weather in parts of the nation agencies heartland and blizzard-like conditions in eastern colorado moving towards omaha, nebraska. and tomorrow morning for rush hour bright, a few high cloud. and temperatures warm between 48 and 50 to start your thursday. as we look at temperatures with futuretracker, we're into the 60's for most of the area south of area by lunchtime. the afternoon a front comes in switching the wind out of the northeast. at 4:30, still in the 70's philadelphia south and west. if you are in allentown,
trenton, lake city, watch the numbers. they can drop into the 50's and 60's tomorrow afternoon. then tomorrow night on friday morning a cold front comes through with morning showers to start your friday. about 1/4 of an inch. not a soaking rain but can slow the commute with a brighter finish in the afternoon and high still around 70 degrees. warm tomorrow, 73, and watching the northeastern areas to drop in the afternoon with the front. the morning showers for good friday, brightening in the afternoon, 71. over the weekend it is cooler and sunny saturday, but that 61 still above the normal of 55 degrees. and then it's gorgeous here on easter sunday, 64 degrees before rain comes in on monday of 63. and then seasonable, drier come tuesday, wednesday. upper 50s near 60 degrees. really not that bad overall. >> thank you. a quick break and when we come back we talk sports and
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louisville. >> villanova finally in the sweet 16 for the first time in seven years. for a team that has struggled to get here, you would think these villanova wildcats would be just satisfied, but that is not the case with this team. villanova has the right attitude here in louisville. it's sweet to be here playing miami, but they are shooting for the stars. >> nobody's content with what we've done. no one's excited -- our goal was not though win to get to the sweet 16, we want to win the whole tournament. >> is this the final 14? >> i think just one game at a time with the miami team. eventually if we can play our game i think we can get there. >> to get there, nova says they have to play better even though they are the best shooting team in the tournament so far. hopefully this is not a sign of things to come in the sweet 16, issues with shots falling. >> i think we are playing our best game of basketball right now, but we just have to stay
focused on it. >> villanova dominated the first two games up as many as 64 points combined. but they don't think thursday night against miami will be anywhere near as easy. but hey, their motto is as long as they wen by 1 it is on to the elite 8. jeff skversky for channel 6 "action news." sixers and nuggets. a day early. and the flyers game, the first quarter 35 points in the quarter up 11 after one. and second quarter, and just scoring 10 down 8 at the break. and landry working down low. and sixers read late in this game. the receiver position was not one of strength for the eagles last season. they continue to address that with the addition of rueben randle. catching 8 touchdowns for are
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settled in on jeremy hellickson to be the opening-day starter. this is somewhat of a surprise. hellickson is a newcomer, fired in november. and he had a good spring allowed 1 run over seven innings. the conventional thought is that he would go with the youngster, aaron nola. >> we would like nola to open up at home. >> right. >> and that doesn't mean he's -- nobody is better than the next guy stars we are concern. hellickson has experience and is pitching really well, and so we'd like him to be the
opening-day guy. the phillies lose to the astros, and the sixers just lost to the nuggets on a last-send buzzer beater 104-103. >> i am sure we will see the highlights or lowlights tomorrow, thank you. and finally tonight, a big honor for members of our 6abc advisory board this evening. the naacp honored them with the phenomenal women of south jersey award. and the 6abc advisory board helps us stay in touch with segments of our community providing guidance for local programming here on channel 6. "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." his guests tonight are kristen bell, jon bernthal, music from locash and "action news" tomorrows tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams. have a nice evening, see you tomorrow.